No matter how many articles we read about confidence, or how many tips we actually apply, we all still have hiccups where we feel insecure…
Those insecurities get disturbingly loud right before we’re headed to an interview, presenting in front of hordes of strangers, or even doing something as minuscule as Snapchatting or recording an Insta-story. Whether that looming insecurity results from fear of failing or rejection, the trick to it all is believing in yourself and envisioning a positive end result. As simple and cliche as it sounds, it works…
If you’re injected with insecurity and low esteem at the moment, we’ve rounded up our favorite dose of confidence boosters to get you up and running.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” (Dale Carnegie)
Key Takeaway: Confidence comes with doing. The more you do something, the more skilled you become, and the more confidence you gain.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” (Dr. Seuss)
Key Takeaway: YOU are up to YOU. No one is coming down to save you. Wonderful opportunities won’t fall into your lap like magic. You have to go out and get them. You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Key Takeaway: Stop overestimating everyone else and underestimating yourself. You are better than you think and the moment you lose that belief, you lose yourself completely.
“Self worth cannot be verified by others. You are worthy because you say it is so. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth.” (Wayne Dyer)
Key Takeaway: It takes serious courage to simply be who & what we are regardless of what other people think. But you must remember: Never sacrifice who you are just because somebody has a problem with it.
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” (Golda Meir)
Key Takeaway: Life’s too short to not be what you want to be and do what you want to do. Your journey has molded you for your greater good. It’s never too late, so don’t think that you’ve lost time. Time is now.
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” (Sir Cecil Beaton)
Key Takeaway: Extraordinary progress is impossible if you’re too afraid to deviate from normality.